Saints Surge in the 2nd Half, win ‘Holy Bowl’

Senior running back Elijah Preston opened the ‘Holy Bowl’ with 61 yards rushing on the opening drive capped by a 12 yard touchdown run. QB Rodney Thompson found his brother Tariq in the end zone to start the 2nd quarter, and the Dons found themselves down 14-0. After a interception by Jordan Genmark-Heath in the 2nd quarter, Hogan Irwin punched it in from two yards for the Dons. The Dons took the opening drive of the 2nd half and scored on their eighth play on a three yard touchdown run from Hogan Irwin. Suddenly, it looked as if the Dons had seized the momentun in their favor.

Cathedral Catholic Tight End Patrick Brown caught a pass over the middle and into St. Augustine territory, but was stripped and recovered by the Saints. They then drove 67 yards for the go-ahead touchdown from Francoise Sims II and followed it up with and interception return for a touchdown from safety Tariq Thompson. The Dons suddenly found themselves trailing 28-14 with just over nine minutes to play. They added a four-yard touchdown run from Adam Eastwood with 20 seconds to play, but it was not enough to overcome the Saints attack led by senior running back Elijah Preston, who ran for 183 yards and two touchdowns.

Saints senior OL Michael Alves discussed the big rivalry, improvements heading towards playoffs, and updated his recruitment.

Cathedral Catholic junior TE Patrick Brown looks to be on the best junior prospects around the county. He discussed playing in the big rivalry for the first time, and talked about his recent college visits as well as his first offer from San Diego State.

One thought on “Saints Surge in the 2nd Half, win ‘Holy Bowl’

  1. I am writing to thank SD Prep staff for the great coverage on San Diego prep athletics. Most recently the article on the Holy Bowl with St. Augustine and Cathedral was extremely gratifying as a father given my son Tariq Thompson and my nephew/son Francoise SIms II had great games. I have always raised Tariq and Francoise as brothers, however due the passing of my sister last June and assuming guardianship of Francoise, they have grown even closer. Along with Elijah Preston, they have a brotherhood that goes well beyond the gridiron and are very supportive of one another. As we strive to mold these young men to become positive contributing members of our society, your positive coverage of their performance is truly helpful. Again, thanks for the coverage of San Diego high school sports and bringing joy to our family through your recent Holy Bowl article.

    Much appreciated,

    Tracy E. Thompson

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